Until Differentiating becomes Impossible
All hagiographies aside, excessive flattery brings maladroit communication
Whether fish or headless chickens, revelations can cause aimless pondering,
Also,capacious, self-entertaining, or proscribed, mental pleasures (boffolas.)
Some would-be distant ambits bring into existence weird arrays of experience
Otherwise repudiate general sorts: of smiling & nodding, of backlash, of tears,
Both online and face-to-face, while camels carry boxes to sheiks’ desert tents
See, self-reported qualities have limited worth, fail to tickle social media, serve
No solidarity-building soapbox for issues like parenting, gardening, supporting
The Holy Land. Thus, wallabies stay in office, populations grow hungry, again.
However, unconditionally, unequivocally adopting others’ tropes or outlooks
(especially in cases of personal freedoms, monotheism, and general goodness
customarily, reduces “conscience” to laundry cycles bereft of soap’s benefit.)
If ever our system of weighing thoughts, words, and deeds morphs to include
Axiological variables, i.e. values, the world might sit up, shake and roll over.
Moreover, systems integrating beliefs might cease from hiding under the sofa.
KJ Hannah Greenberg’s whimsical writing buds in pastures where gelatinous wildebeests roam and beneath the soil where fey hedgehogs play. She’s been nominated four times for the Pushcart Prize in Literature, and once for The Best of the Net. Her newest poetry collection is A Grand Sociology Lesson (Lit Fest Press, 2016).